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Old 12-15-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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What would it look like without a bowtie?

Like this.

I was chopping, and I needed to delete the bowtie for some reason... and this was the result: frankly...I think it looks like it's missing a nose.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
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LOL Yeah I dont like it at all! It definitely looks like there's something missing. Can you do a chop with a billet grille? I wonder how that would look on the 5th gen...
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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Yeah, I definitely think the bowtie is required for the front end to look right.

I'd just like to see them move away from the gaudy and dated gold bowties on cars. They should be silver/nickel/etc. or body colored with a silver outline.
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:10 AM   #5
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Yeah, that's nice
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:19 AM   #6
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I forget where i read this, but I seem to recall those little bowties cost 25k to make, each. I suppose thats why the concept cars cost 2M

But yeah, taking the chevy emblem away makes it look like the tip of its nose is missing. And it still doesn't look right with SS or RS like you've done in some of your other pics
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:27 AM   #7
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I forget where i read this, but I seem to recall those little bowties cost 25k to make, each. I suppose thats why the concept cars cost 2M

But yeah, taking the chevy emblem away makes it look like the tip of its nose is missing. And it still doesn't look right with SS or RS like you've done in some of your other pics
you know...now that you bring it up, I wonder if those little damn things are made out of Gold...I'm serious! :eek: Have you ever seen one right up close? I think we've got something close on our Hi-res concept pics section. I hadn't thought of that untill now

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found one! goolllllld...................
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
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Yes, the concept's bow tie is made out of gold.
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:29 AM   #9
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Wow...looks weird.

Now, that silver w/ silver grill looks great! I wonder how that turns out w/ production....and how quick a silver billet grill becomes available. Dang...the aftermarket is going to be going nuts w/ this Camaro.

Oh, and those black mags are really growing on me.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:57 AM   #10
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Damn it's ugly without the bowtie I actually love the bowtie and will demand that it is on mine since I want to stick out even more in this Volvo infested country. I get a warm fuzzy feeling whenever I see that bowtie
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:12 AM   #11
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Color Matched or Coordinated Bowtie-





I chose the green with silver 'cause I always liked my brothers Kawasaki in Silver w/Green. The orange isn't quite perfect though. But you get the idea.

Colors > Gold
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:51 AM   #12
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Um, do remember that background shot is HEAVILY color edited by me.

I was going for a very...vibrant gold.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #13
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My vote goes for either a gold or silver bowtie... Since I want a dark grey/pewter 09, I think silver would look best with mine. But as long as I GET one, I won't be picky about the little things!
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personally i think it totally changes the look of the front end without that there. im having mixed feelings about it.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:42 AM   #15
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My vote goes for either a gold or silver bowtie... Since I want a dark grey/pewter 09, I think silver would look best with mine. But as long as I GET one, I won't be picky about the little things!
Actually, you and I DO think alike! I would love to see a silver bowtie or maybe even a pewter to match the paint. MMMmmmm....I think I like the silver idea better. And...it needs to be polished. Not chome. I want that dull look to it (brushed, if you know what I mean).
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Well I think a billet grill is now at the top of my external mods list. As stated on another thread, its a short list - grill, side exiting exhaust, and hideaway headlamps, which I'm now reconsidering, since they look good exposed with the billet. Actually that makes me think, do you think you can do a photoshop of a billet grill with matching hideaways?
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #17
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I forget where i read this, but I seem to recall those little bowties cost 25k to make, each. I suppose thats why the concept cars cost 2M

But yeah, taking the chevy emblem away makes it look like the tip of its nose is missing. And it still doesn't look right with SS or RS like you've done in some of your other pics
Actually I used to make the chevy emblems before I joined the military. I was the first to process the Chevy Equinox BT. And they cost no where near 25k a piece to make. Not exactly at least. A mold is made and the bowties are made from acrylic and then heat treated and an aluminum background is vacume sealed on them. It's definitely not gold. The parts themselves cost about 3 dollars to produce. The mold it's self could cost upwards of half a million, but will continually be used to produce the BT's for future production. My guess is that the BT is already in production. We started making the Equinox a year before production was to begin.

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No we're talking about the bowtie on the concept. It was handmade from gold and yes, it did cost $25K. Obviously the production bowties will be mass produced and cost about $3.
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WHAT?! When and where did ya'll hear this was made of gold???
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Sorry, I heard wrong. It isn't $25 000, its $55 000! And it isn't made of gold either, not entirely at least
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Here's a better shot up close that hasn't had color work done.

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Sorry, I heard wrong. It isn't $25 000, its $55 000! And it isn't made of gold either, not entirely at least

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=120778
But that quote says between the taillights???
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^That's what I was thinking. That doesn't help me any. Acrylic with an aluminum background will give the same effect. I guess it could be aluminum with gold leaf put on the outside. I can see them doing something like this for the concept, but don't see the point. Not if it's gonna look like just like a production piece. But again that's just IMO. One way or another it looks good.
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Yeah, but thats info that I was thinking of. I got a few things messed up, obviously. I would imagine that the front and rear emblem would be made in a similar manner. Either way, I don't think that we will be getting gold plated billet-aluminium Chevy bow ties.
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So that one badge on the concept cost more then I'll end up spenindg on my Camaro? INSANE!
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